"The research forum helped me get up to speed with the latest research and was an invaluable networking opportunity."- secondary school deputy headmaster

Isabelle Coates

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Izy grew up on a lifestyle block in Kaikoura and is completing a Master’s in Management of Agribusiness. She is passionate about New Zealand’s food & fibre sectors and believes the area of most concern to the sector is the cross-sector labour shortage. In the future she hopes to work in an area of our food & fibre sectors that builds on our capabilities and engagement with the younger generations - so this research has been a great starting point!